Review: Lykke Li @ subject60 Tour

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The electricity, the tension in the air; all these little sparks pattering on you, electrifying you – that’s Lykke Li‘s biggest talent, to load up the space with emotion. But what to do if space means a huge, empty former fabric hall? Between the new Volvo S60 and some TV starlets, journalists, bloggers / bloggerettes and other invited guests, the Swede introduced as the night’s host opened the subject60 tour last week, right next to Berlin’s Gleisdreieck. With her on stage: A guitarist along with his acoustic guitar and a percussionist with a tom-tom drum and a cymbal.

Played with such a minimalistic bed, songs like “Little Bit” almost got a new, brittle charm, while the singer was once coquetting with the at first not totally attentive audience and once beating the cymbal herself, shaking her long, blonde hair. And there it was, all of the sudden, the tension – only with a slight aggresive and hence interesting touch.

But after all, it was her songs (and not the free drinks), that warmed one’s heart. Divided into two mini-sets with each five tracks, not only well-tried (semi) hits, but the new song “Possibility” and the even newer, since until then unknown “French Lover” found their way on stage, both convincing. Fashion blogger and co-host Yvan Rodic and all the other guests thereby got the a complete audio-visual pleasure (she perfectly combined some black Acne with reckless footgear).

No wonder, that we’re already looking forward to her next album, which should be out in February. Tonight, Lykke Li will bring the subject60 tour to the old sorting office at London’s New Oxford Street. Catch her, if you can!

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subject60 tour:
02.06. London, UK
10.06. Mailand, Italien
16.06. Paris, Frankreich
24.06. Madrid, Spanien

ALL PHOTOS BY KATRIN HUTH

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